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Old 03-10-2008, 02:21 PM   #11
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if you CLUTCH DROP at 8k rpms...yes you will snap axles with that much traction...but learn to drive and youll be fine.
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Next we're going to hear from the "real drag racers" that the Focus' clutch is also junk when they start burning through them because of high-rev launches. Abuse your car and parts are going to break, period.
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Old 03-10-2008, 02:25 PM   #12
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yep that is true. but hes gungho...

dude get your axles cyroed.
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i think you guys are taking him the wrong way....

no one is saying that stock axles are crap...

but people on here have said that they are just fine for pretty much ANY power level, even for drag racing

i think that's a stretch....

you can try and take it easy on them, and not launch hard and i'm sure they'll last

but if you are racing competitively, launching soft=lose

so lets say this...running 300+hp on slicks, with upgraded suspension, and launching hard, you will probably need to upgrade axles...
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Old 03-10-2008, 04:16 PM   #14
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i think you guys are taking him the wrong way....

no one is saying that stock axles are crap...

but people on here have said that they are just fine for pretty much ANY power level, even for drag racing

i think that's a stretch....

you can try and take it easy on them, and not launch hard and i'm sure they'll last

but if you are racing competitively, launching soft=lose

so lets say this...running 300+hp on slicks, with upgraded suspension, and launching hard, you will probably need to upgrade axles...
Thank you, I couldn't have said it better myself. If anyone wants to actually prove that the stock axles are so great then prove it on the strip.

Just an FYI I've seen first hand the one off Drive Shaft Shop axles for the Focus and I don't think those will be breaking. I'm sure we'll find out soon enough.
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Old 03-10-2008, 04:32 PM   #15
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cryo treat stock axles and youll be more then fine.

id be more worried about CV joints...then the actual axle.
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cryo treat stock axles and youll be more then fine.

id be more worried about CV joints...then the actual axle.
The upgraded axles are heat treated and use different CV joints. The heat treatment was done in way to make them stronger yet flex slightly so that they can take the shock of red line launches on slicks.
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Thank you, I couldn't have said it better myself. If anyone wants to actually prove that the stock axles are so great then prove it on the strip.
So...when you start wearing out other parts of your car because of your extreme methods, are you going to start whining that those parts also aren't "good enough for real drag racing"?

Once again, its not because the Focus' axles cannot stand up to high power. The number of high-power Foci on the street that are still on their stock axles are testament to that. Its because the way you are driving is highly abusive...which does not mean the Focus' axles are junk, or cheap, or "not good enough." You seem to think that every component on the car should be indestructable under any condition. I'm not going to drive my Focus at 70 MPH in second gear, bouncing off the rev limiter until the head warps and then bitch about it later because the car isn't built well...if you want to abuse your car then be ready for the consequences when parts inevitably break.
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So...when you start wearing out other parts of your car because of your extreme methods, are you going to start whining that those parts also aren't "good enough for real drag racing"?

Once again, its not because the Focus' axles cannot stand up to high power. The number of high-power Foci on the street that are still on their stock axles are testament to that. Its because the way you are driving is highly abusive...which does not mean the Focus' axles are junk, or cheap, or "not good enough." You seem to think that every component on the car should be indestructable under any condition. I'm not going to drive my Focus at 70 MPH in second gear, bouncing off the rev limiter until the head warps and then bitch about it later because the car isn't built well...if you want to abuse your car then be ready for the consequences when parts inevitably break.

Are you just arguing to argue? I can see you are still missing the point. Claiming that hard drag strip launches is a abusive is a mute point.

Try rereading besthaticouldo post, he summed it up pretty well.
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Claiming that hard drag strip launches is a abusive is a mute point.
So dumping the clutch near redline in a stopped car isn't abusive


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I have three simple questions that will in turn answer your question.

1. What does you car make to the wheels?
2. What kind of tires do you run?
3. Whats your best 60ft?
see, now your missing the point as you say everyone else is. Please dont try to turn things on me.
and for your info...
unknown right now(was 215 @ 5psi last dyno) since i just trashed a ring land due to being ABUSIVE.it's being rebuilt then dyno'd once again, i'll let you know.
I've run both street and slicks, never broken a thing.
and lastly from the only slip i can find right now 2.1 (street tires)

but you see theres a difference in the way we race, i do it for enjoyment and being able to do alot of passes. not redline drops then complain parts are crappy.
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